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Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020
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IMPACT
Emory nonprofit starts GoFundMe to help test coronavirus treatment
A GoFundMe charity campaign launched by Drug Innovation Ventures at Emory, a nonprofit biotech company owned by the university, will help accelerate testing for an antiviral compound that could treat the new coronavirus.

 

RESEARCH
Lampl featured in new Netflix documentary series 'Babies'
Anthropology professor Michelle Lampl is one of more than 30 internationally renowned scientists featured in the new Netflix documentary series "Babies," highlighting her pioneering research that confirmed that babies and children grow in spurts.

 

HEALTH
Emory's 'Better Choice' label makes healthy food decisions easier
Healthy Emory and Emory food service directors and chefs have partnered to make it easier to make educated decisions about what you eat. Just look for the "Better Choice" label at Emory dining facilities.

ACHIEVEMENT
Emory announces 2020 Bobby Jones Scholars
Emory College students Samah Meghjee, Adesola Thomas, Sarah Hunter and David Kulp have been selected to spend a year studying at the University of St Andrews in Scotland as part of the prestigious Robert T. Jones Scholarship.
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CORONAVIRUS UPDATES
 
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New travel restriction for South Korea: Emory-sponsored study abroad and all other student programming in South Korea are suspended indefinitely due to health concerns arising from COVID-19. Faculty and staff are encouraged to evaluate their own travel in light of CDC and State Department advisories. See the latest coronavirus updates for the Emory community.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Registration for the 2020 Move More Challenge opens March 2
Registration for the 2020 Move More Challenge opens March 2

Wrap up Black History Month with one of these free e-books recommended by Emory Libraries
Wrap up Black History Month with one of these free e-books recommended by Emory Libraries

Laney alums receive distinguished teaching awards
Laney alums receive distinguished teaching awards

Erika H. James to become dean of Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania
Erika H. James to become dean of Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania
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EMORY INSIDER
 
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Hire an intern: If you'd like some extra help in your department this summer, consider hiring an Emory undergraduate student through the summer intern program. Submit job requisitions by April 30. Programs begin June 1 and run 10-12 weeks, depending on your needs. 
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In the News
 
Business of bees: Live in Seattle

 

Business of bees: Live in Seattle
Feb. 26 |  Donna McDermott |  Bloomberg

How does a Buddhist monk face death?

 

How does a Buddhist monk face death?
Feb. 26 |  George Yancy and Geshe Dadul Namgyal |  New York Times

EPA widens lead testing area in Atlanta

 

EPA widens lead testing area in Atlanta
Feb. 25 |  Eri Saikawa |  WSB-TV
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Featured Events
 
"Marketing Gods: Mediating Divinity in the Bazaars of Banaras"

 

"Marketing Gods: Mediating Divinity in the Bazaars of Banaras"
In this lecture related to the "Transcendent Deities" exhibit, learn about ways that Indian gods have functioned like brands and how this works with and against the conception that brands are, in fact, gods.
When: March 1, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
2020 Emory Pride Awards

 

2020 Emory Pride Awards
Enjoy an evening highlighting the contributions of Emory community members and celebrating graduating LGBTQA students.
When: March 3, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Miller-Ward Alumni House
Admission: Free; registration needed
 
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Panel Discussion: "Reparations: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?"
When: Feb. 28, 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Carter Center, Presidential Library and Museum
Admission: Free for Emory faculty, students and staff
 
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Theater Emory presents "Wooden Nickels"
When: Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Alumni Memorial University Center, Mary Gray Monroe Theater
Admission: $15 / $12 / $5 students and industry
 
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Dooley's Players presents "Much Ado About Nothing"
When: Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Campus Life Pavilion
Admission: Free; registration needed
 
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Oxford Theater presents "Medea"
When: Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Tarbutton Performing Arts Center
Admission: $8
 
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Concert: Pablo Sáinz Villegas and Americano Trio
When: Feb. 29, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $50; discount available for Emory faculty, staff and students
 
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March
 
JWJI Colloquium: "Some Love for Us: Representing Emotion in the Art and Politics of #BlackLivesMatter"
When: March 2, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Robert W. Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free; registration needed
 
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March
 
Lecture: William Brumfield on "Behind the Camera: The Strange Fate of Moscow's Avant-Garde Architecture"
When: March 2, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Psychology Building, Room 290
Admission: Free
 
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March
 
Film Screening: "The Sweet Requiem"
When: March 2, 7:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 206
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: "Understanding and Using Census Data"
When: March 4, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Robert W. Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free; registration needed
 
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